Markle’s Pancake House specializes in breakfast but has full menu, too

Ivan Gomez (third from right), the owner of the new Markle’s Pancake House, prepares to cut the ribbon on Friday, March 29. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Chad Yoder of the Markle Chamber of Commerce; restaurant employees Ariel King, Jessica Tappy, Susan Ellett, Rene Olivares, Juan Ortega and Jonathan Gomez; Gomez; Markle Town Councilman Aaron McClary; and Mark Schaufelberger of the Markle Chamber of Commerce. The eatery is located at 165 N. Clark St.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A new eatery, Markle’s Pancake House, has opened in the town of Markle, making breakfast its main – but not only – meal of the day.

The establishment officially opened its doors to customers Monday, April 1, at 165 N. Clark St. It is the first sole restaurant ownership for Ivan Gomez, who logs about 20 years in the food and restaurant business. He says he liked what he saw when he shopped around for a place to launch his new restaurant.

“It’s a nice, nice town, I think,” he says. “Something caught my attention.”

Bridge work


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Work continues on the Ind.-218/ Ind.-5 bridge over the Salamonie River in Warren on Wednesday afternoon, April 4. The structure is being repainted. The bridge is expected to re-open in May.

First Freewill egg hunt is April 13

The First Freewill Baptist Church, 1805 Salamonie Ave., will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m.

The hunt is divided into different age groups. Children must bring their own basket.

Hot dogs, chips and drink will be served.

A ham and a gift card will be given away at the event.

Parents should bring a camera or phone for pictures with the Easter Bunny.

In case of rain the rain date for the Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m.

Cookie dough fund-raiser for Relay team

The Relay For Life Team of Evangelical United Methodist Church is selling Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough.

All proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Huntington County.

The group will take orders until Friday, April 19. Payment is due with order form.

The cookie dough will be ready for pick-up on Wednesday, May 15, at Evangelical United Methodist Church.

To place an order or for more information about Relay for Life call Mark or Vickie Kiefer at 356-0219 or stop by the church office at 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

TRIAD sponsors drug disposal day

Huntington County TRIAD is sponsoring an unwanted medication disposal day on Friday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Huntington Walgreen’s store, 1804 N. Jefferson St.

Prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications will be accepted at the dropoff.

Dog vaccination clinic set for April 20 at fairgrounds

A dog vaccination clinic sponsored by Riverside Veterinary Clinic will be held Saturday, April 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the community building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington.

Canine vaccinations that will be available include one and three-year rabies, DHLPP and Bordatella (kennel cough). A heartworm test, nail trim and microchip are also available. Only cash will be accepted.

The proceeds will benefit the Canine Capers 4-H Club.

Call 530-6483 for more information and to preregister.

Friends of Library for HCTPL invites new members to join group for 2019

The Friends of the Library (FOL) of the Huntington City-Township Public Library are inviting new members to join for 2019.

Among perks, members get a break on overdue fines; they will be able to buy used books before the public at the annual sale during “Members Only” night on June 12; and each member also gets two free books with their purchase.

Each member’s name will also be entered into a drawing for $100 in April during National Library Week.

The used-book sales provide the money for programs for kids, teens and adults at the library.

New Life to host annual spring banquet May 9

New Life Ministries will host its annual spring banquet on May 9 at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, 3011 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The meal will be provided by Kim’s Katered Affair.

The program will include stories of people impacted by New Life Ministries and plans for 2019.

Registration is open online at newlifeministries-indiana.com /spring-benfit-dinner or by phone at 200-1372.

Local Purdue Extension offering series of hands-on science workshops

Purdue Extension Huntington County is offering a series of hands-on science workshops geared toward youths in grades six through eight.

The workshops will be held on May 2, 9 and 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Purdue Extension office, in Huntington.

Topics for the workshops include candy-making, sound waves, germs and more.
Registration is required to attend the workshops. The deadline to register is April 29. There is a fee for supplies.

To register for the workshops, call the Purdue Extension office at 358-4826.

Recognizing volunteers


Photo provided.

Volunteers in the Associated Churches of Huntington County’s By the Book program, which provides weekly religious education classes for students in Huntington County elementary schools, were recognized at a praise celebration held Tuesday, April 2, at Central Christian Church, in Huntington. Pictured are (front row from left) Melissa Freck, Deb Waldron, Dale Borland, Barb Ables, Phylis Stouder, Karen Humbarger, Tanya Vereeke and Kathy Hollowell; and (back row from left) Laura Penrod, Jennie Wilkin, Mindi Herstad and Janet Finton.

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